Dr Browns to try out. Even though Amelia is still being breastfed I thought I'd try them out anyway. Amelia is now nine months old and even though she is on solids she still requires a daily intake of milk just like formula fed babies. When we received the bottles I decided to pump for a week and see if she would take to the bottles as we have tried formula in the past and she definitely knows the difference little madam.
We have previously tried Avent and Tommee Tippee bottles however she wouldn't take to them for some reason and just spit them out so I wasn't sure how she would get on with the Dr Browns bottles, however the moment I gave her the bottle she began to suck on the teat almost instantly which she wouldn't do with the others we have tried in the past. I'm not sure if this is because she was just hungry or has finally realised that she can get milk from a bottle instead of me, but she drank 3oz in one go which was such a shock for us!
I have no idea what is was about the bottles that helped her take to them immediately. Whether it be the shape of the nipple or the vacuum-free design all I can remember thinking was "wow she's drinking from a bottle"! Some babies are picky about bottles, some babies aren't fussed as long as they are being fed. Your baby may not take to a fancy bottle. I have many friends who have told me to try cheap Tesco own brand bottles which are only around £2. I regret not trying them in the past but at least now we know she will take to these.
We were also sent a Nuk Bottle Brush with the bottles and I must say this made cleaning the bottles so easy! When I would clean the Tommee Tippee bottles in the past I would always notice slight residue on the bottle or sometimes even milk stains. After using this brush I found it much easier to clean the bottles.
Dr Brown's bottles are known to reduce colic in younger babies and also help with trapped wind. If you have a baby who is refusing to take to other bottles or has colic, then this may be the bottle for you. This bottle is great for breastfed babies as the bottle contains a patented vent system which provides vacuum-free feeding by reducing the amount of air bubbles in the milk. The bottle collar captures the air and directs it through to the other end of the bottle via the tube, allowing your baby to feed without taking the gulps of air which result in wind and colic issues.
So overall I am very impressed with these bottles and wish I had tried them sooner when I was trying to get Amelia to drink from a bottle. At least now I can have a break from feeding her myself.
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